- Old handkerchief
- Small styrofoam ball
- White ribbon
- Lace ribbon
- Bead strand
- Glue gun/sticks
- Charms (optional)
- Lay the old handkerchief flat and wrap a styrofoam ball inside. his will create the head for the angel. (I got my old handkerchiefs from a garage sale)
- Tie white ribbon around the head of the angel to keep styrofoam ball in place. (Do not cut the extra string…this will be your string to hang the ornament)
- Take the piece of lace and glue the two ends together…making a circle.
- Where you glued the lace together scrunch the lace down in the middle. This will create the wings for the angel
- Turn the angel on its back and hold the scrunched lace over the tied ribbon. Use the ribbon to tie on the lace wings.
- Next take the strands of beads and cut one strand off. (They sell these at any craft store and come in many different beads and colors)
- Circle it around the angel’s head to get the correct size of her halo. Glue it together to create a circle…this will become a the angel’s halo. You can also twist the extra beaded string to created a twisted halo.
- Glue the halo on to the angel’s head. I put a little drop of glue on the front and back of the angel’s head.
- Flip the angel back over. Where the ribbon goes around the neck you can add charms, mini roses, bows, or any other cute details just to give the angel a cute touch.
- Next take the two corners of handkerchief which looks like the angel’s arms and fold each to the center. This will create the idea of praying hands.
- Turn the angel on its back and glue the leftover ribbon to the back of the angel’s head. This will allow the angel to stand straight instead of leaning forward.
- Tie a final knot at the top of the ribbon to create an opening for the angel ornament to hang on the tree or wherever you choose.
This craft is such a cute idea for the holidays. Not only did I put mine on our Christmas tree, I also put the angels ontop of Christmas packages!